Review: PasswordsPro

Time for another review, PasswordsPro. PasswordsPro is a "passwords safe" tool, similar to another application I use, Flexwallet/eWallet. It allows storing sensitive passwords (like website or email account ones) in an encrypted file.

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The interface is very simple: We choose a passwords file, enter it's master password, and then manage the list of passwords and secure notes (more on this later). There is no categorization so with a huge list of passwords it might get a bit messy, but nothing we can't control by adding more info to the names.

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The info for each password is the typical as we can see in the screenshot just above. There's no type/scope options, but we can store notes for each individual password (and so, use this as a manual "custom fields" section).

Apart from passwords, we can store "secure notes" too.

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As the name hints, they are just a list of text notes. Simple, but not available on other password safe programs, and interesting to not only store passwords but sensitive info.

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Apart from this features, PasswordsPro supports inactivity protection, another usual feature that allows to auto-close the application after not being used for a given time (so you don't have to worry leaving opened your safe lists).

And the last nice feature, the application supports being used as a portable app from a usb disk, just copying the .exe, a .dll and your license file.

My only real complaint about this application is that I haven't found any details of what encryption algorithms are used, just "PasswordsPro uses encryption algorithms that are standard in the industry having a strong level of security".

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Posted by Kartones on 2009-05-31